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Alan Beck

Alan Beck Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Alan has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of transactional and corporate governance matters. His corporate finance practice includes representing public and private companies, investment banks, and private equity firms in connection with IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and registered and private offerings of debt and equity securities.

Alan advises public companies regarding securities law and stock exchange compliance, and corporate governance matters. He represents master limited partnerships (MLPs) and has significant experience across energy-related sectors, including clients engaged in upstream, midstream, downstream, and oilfield service-related activities.

Experience Highlights

  • Venator Materials PLC in its $522 million initial public offering of ordinary shares by a selling shareholder
  • Underwriters to Vine Resources Inc. in its initial public offering of common units (In Registration)
  • Lucid Energy Group, an EnCap Flatrock portfolio company, in connection with a $250 million preferred equity commitment from Magnetar Capital
  • Select Energy Services, Inc. in its $121 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Underwriters to ProPetro Holding Corp. in its $402 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Plains GP Holdings, L.P. in its $7.2 billion simplification transaction between Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains AAP, L.P.
  • Western Refining in the $2.4 billion take private of Northern Tier Energy, an independent downstream energy company with refining, retail and logistics operations
  • Oiltanking Holdings Americas in the $4.41 billion acquisition by Enterprise Products Partners of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners, and all of the common and subordinated units of Oiltanking Partners held by Oiltanking Holding Americas and a wholly owned subsidiary
  • The Energy & Minerals Group in its $425 million equity commitment to American Energy Marcellus Holdings, an oil and gas company focused on the Marcellus shale
  • Represents various issuers in multiple offerings of equity and debt securities including Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Western Gas Partners, LP, and MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.

Master Limited Partnerships

  • Plains GP Holdings, L.P. in its $2.9 billion initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to PennTex Midstream Partners, LP in its $238 million initial public offering of common units
  • Rice Midstream Partners LP in its $474 million initial public offering of common units
  • Western Refining Logistics, LP in its $348 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to Emerge Energy Services LP in its $131 million initial public offering of common units
  • Western Gas Equity Partners, LP in its $435 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to Tesoro Logistics LP in its $314 million initial public offering of common units
  • Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. in its $513 million initial public offering of common units
  • PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. in its $290 million initial public offering of common units

IPOs & Equity Offerings

  • Underwriters to Smart Sand, Inc. in its $148 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Plains All American Partners LP in its $1.6 billion private placement of Series A convertible preferred units
  • Underwriters to Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC in its $720 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation in its $1 billion public offering of common stock
  • NEP Group, Inc. in its initial public offering of common stock (withdrawn)
  • Rice Energy, Inc. in the $375 million private placement of Rice Midstream Holdings LLC preferred units to EIG Global Energy Partners
  • Oasis Petroleum Inc. in its $183 million public offering of common stock
  • Oasis Petroleum Inc. in its $471 million public offering of common stock
  • FMSA Holdings Inc. in its $400 million initial public offering of common stock by a selling stockholder 
  • Spark Energy Inc. in its $54 million initial public offering of common stock

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Rice Energy in the formation of Strike Force Midstream, a midstream joint venture with Gulfport Energy
  • Western Refining in the $360 million contribution of substantially all of its southwest wholesale business to Western Refining Logistics
  • Plains All American Pipeline in its $744 million merger with PAA Natural Gas Storage through a unit-for-unit exchange
  • MarkWest in a $2 billion joint venture with The Energy & Minerals Group for the construction and operation of midstream services to support producer customers in the Marcellus Shale and subsequent acquisition of EMG’s 49% interest in the joint venture
  • MarkWest in its joint venture with Gulfport Energy Corporation to provide gathering, processing, fractionation, and marketing services in the liquids-rich corridor of the Utica Shale region
  • White Deer Energy in the $70 million acquisition of a controlling interest in Sharewell LP, a company that provides directional services and equipment to the oil and gas industry
  • Plains All American Pipeline in its $2.4 billion acquisition of Pacific Energy Partners, L.P., an MLP engaged in gathering, transporting, storing, and distributing crude oil and refined products


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.3638
F +1.713.615.5620
abeck@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Alan's Practices

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1997 (Texas Law Review; Order of the Coif)
  • University College of London, visiting student, 1996
  • Rice University, B.A., 1994 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable Nathan L. Hecht, Texas Supreme Court, 1997–1998
  • Chambers USA, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, 2018
  • Legal 500 U.S., Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2011 and 2016; Debt Offerings, 2016 and 2017
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2005−2012
  • Member: Houston Bar Association